As other students passed and walked into the school, more than 50 students, school staff and parents prayed for teachers, administrators, friends and community leaders as they gathered during Wednesday’s national event called See You at the Pole.
Students also gathered at Spring Lake High School and other area schools Wednesday morning.
Grand Haven High School senior Breanna Wallace said she was in “awe” of the people who gathered to pray before school. She said seeing all of the students gather together means a lot because it shows which students could be a support group if she ever needed them.
“It’s really powerful knowing people across the country are praying at the same time,” she added.
Randy White, executive director of First Priority of the Lakeshore — the local Christian student organization that hosted the area events before school on Wednesday — said it’s a privilege to have the ability to gather at schools, especially knowing there are places that don’t have the same opportunities.
White said the First Priority campus club gives students the chance to come together to talk about Christian values, how to live them out in school and be examples of Jesus to others.
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